Monday, December 04, 2006

On Global Warming: A Challenge to Skeptics

To deny that humans are affecting the warming of the planet and exacerbating it is to deny that either A) the gases released by human industry trap heat or that B) human industry emits such gases. Either is easily proven. So, global warming deniers, which is it?

This is my standing challenge to all that would deny the human effect on climate and I seriously doubt that any scientist (or anyone for that matter) is up to the task of denying either. If it can be shown that human industry produces such substances and if it can be shown that such gases trap heat (none of these individual pillars of the global warming "theory" has ever, to my knowledge, been denied by anyone - even the most vehement critics), then the global warming "debate" is over. Period.

I fully expect to be waiting until the extinction of the species for this to be adequately addressed by those who would deny.

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At December 05, 2006 10:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You liberal wimps just don't understand!

Corporate profits are paramount, more important that human lives or the planet.

GOP Committee for the Worship of Greed

...sarcaism off

At December 05, 2006 11:38 AM, Blogger Eric Stewart said...

I expected this to turn into a right vs. left debate. What we need is a recognition of the science and discussion thereof. I would say we need a 'fleshing out' of the science but this has been done endlessly.

Thanks for jumping on the opportunity to define this as a Republicrat vs. Demopublican issue. You have exhibited the typical knee-jerk reaction, a reaction that serves to polarize and divide but contributes absolutely nothing to furthering understanding of the issues.

I asked for science. I provided a little. I ask for science in return, not reactivity.

My money is on most attempts to address this from deniers having little science. The first response to my challenge illustrates, nicely, the true issues that stand in the way of consensus: outright avoidance of the issue in favor of rhetoric.

At December 05, 2006 11:41 AM, Blogger Eric Stewart said...

Now, do any deniers have the guts to tackle the science?


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